FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 October 2009
CONTACT: Katie Walker
STATEMENT ON USCCB DIRECTIVE AGAINST OBAMACARE
Washington, DC (29 October 2009) – American Life League’s
Judie Brown, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life,
issued the following statement on the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops’ national campaign
mobilizing every parish to oppose abortion in health
care reform and demand conscience protections for health
“We applaud the USCCB’s unprecedented action in its national
campaign to mobilize parishes against the current versions
of the health care bill. It has taken an important first step
in activating Catholics to take back our health care system
and our country from the radical pro-aborts in the
legislature and sometimes even in the pulpits.
We proudly stand with the USCCB in its statement: “Health care
reform should be about saving lives, not destroying them.”
But we remind the USCCB that Catholics cannot stop at opposing
abortion and demanding conscience protection. Where is the
USCCB on the health care reform bills’ potential to fund Planned
Parenthood, to use our tax dollars to indoctrinate children with
sex education in schools, to fund euthanasia, in vitro
fertilization, human embryonic stem cell research, contraception
and health care rationing?
All of these things are present in all of the current versions
of the health care bill. None of these are acceptable according
to Catholic teaching. All Catholics are duty bound to reject
“health care reform” if it contains any of the above grievous
offenses against human life and personhood.
Catholics need to know why, at every level, these proposals are
fraught with death and destruction of the soul.
Finally, Catholics need to know that the USCCB, acting of itself,
carries no authority to instruct the bishops on the governance of
their flocks. It is imperative that each and every bishop make a
public statement condemning these health care proposals until they
exclude any provisions for:
- human embryonic stem cell research
- rationed care
- in vitro fertilization
- sex education in schools
The God-given personhood of all human beings will be recognized
in the United States the moment the united, individual U.S.
Catholic bishops boldly proclaim and fight for the unchanging
doctrines of the Faith."
1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic
pro-life organization in the United States and is committed
to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment
of creation to natural death. For more information or press
inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Catholic Online: Bishops Call for Unprecedented, Massive Catholic
Opposition to Abortion in Current Health Care Reform
(29 October 2009)
Catholic News Agency: Texas Catholic bishops: Current health
care billfails to protect all human life (28 October 2009)
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